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• Hello, A little while back I had an idea and want to share it. Please feel free to e-mail me your thoughts and opinions. I have not made any pics yet so I hope
Message 1 of 2 , Nov 12, 2005
Hello,
A little while back I had an idea and want to share it. Please feel
free to e-mail me your thoughts and opinions. I have not made any
pics yet so I hope I can adequetly describe this concept for you.
If you had 2 very large diameter wheels, side by side, with enough
distance between them to suspend a carriage big enough to carry 1
person. Consider these "wheels" to be spokeless, without a center of
any kind, and a smooth rim for "guided rollers". The "carriage
assembly" would be "free spinning" on the rims with multiple roller
assemblys. This will provide the least obstructions and easily
enable a low center of gravity for stability. In a neutral state the
weight of the carriage would "balance" itself on the inside of the
wheels.
Incorperated into the carriage would be a "flywheel" of ample
size/weight. this flywheel could be "powered" by many different
sources but, for simplicity, consider human/pedal power. This
flywheel would be orientated the same direction as the wheels,
spinning at a very high rpm. I believe the "torque" created by the
flywheel would be enough to "shift" your center of gravity. If the
weight is shifted foward this would force the "vehicle" to roll
foward. This seems like a pretty effecient form of "inertial
propulsion".
That is the basic concept in its simpliest form. I have been
thinking beyond this and wondered if you manually pivot the flywheel
on its axis, as it's spinning, will this create a "pivot" reaction
on the vehicle for a controlled turn? I also thought if you use 2
flywheels and could build/buy a "syncro-mesh, variable speed,
counter-rotating gearbox assembly", something that could "transfer"
torque/rpm's from one flywheel to the other this may provide for a
controlled forward/reverse reaction.
I cannot imagine this form, or variable, to be any more than a
whimsical toy. Maybe someone else can realize more potential in
this, it just came to me and seemed kinda cool and interesting.
Looking forward to your responses.
Jan P. Cack
• Hello Jan, sorry I don t see why your idea should work. I don t see: torque created by the flywheel would be enough to shift your center of gravity ADD A
Message 2 of 2 , Nov 16, 2005
Hello Jan,

sorry I don't see why your idea should work. I don't see:
"torque" created by the flywheel would be enough to "shift" your
center of gravity"
ADD A DRAWING to your description, otherwise nobody will understand
it.

Hubert Stierhof

--- In AMBIENTENERGY@yahoogroups.com, "jan_p_cack" <jan_p_cack@y...>
wrote:
>
> Hello,
> A little while back I had an idea and want to share it. Please
feel
> free to e-mail me your thoughts and opinions. I have not made any
> pics yet so I hope I can adequetly describe this concept for you.
> If you had 2 very large diameter wheels, side by side, with
enough
> distance between them to suspend a carriage big enough to carry 1
> person. Consider these "wheels" to be spokeless, without a center
of
> any kind, and a smooth rim for "guided rollers". The "carriage
> assembly" would be "free spinning" on the rims with multiple
roller
> assemblys. This will provide the least obstructions and easily
> enable a low center of gravity for stability. In a neutral state
the
> weight of the carriage would "balance" itself on the inside of the
> wheels.
> Incorperated into the carriage would be a "flywheel" of ample
> size/weight. this flywheel could be "powered" by many different
> sources but, for simplicity, consider human/pedal power. This
> flywheel would be orientated the same direction as the wheels,
> spinning at a very high rpm. I believe the "torque" created by the
> flywheel would be enough to "shift" your center of gravity. If the
> weight is shifted foward this would force the "vehicle" to roll
> foward. This seems like a pretty effecient form of "inertial
> propulsion".
> That is the basic concept in its simpliest form. I have been
> thinking beyond this and wondered if you manually pivot the
flywheel
> on its axis, as it's spinning, will this create a "pivot" reaction
> on the vehicle for a controlled turn? I also thought if you use 2
> flywheels and could build/buy a "syncro-mesh, variable speed,
> counter-rotating gearbox assembly", something that
could "transfer"
> torque/rpm's from one flywheel to the other this may provide for a
> controlled forward/reverse reaction.
> I cannot imagine this form, or variable, to be any more than a
> whimsical toy. Maybe someone else can realize more potential in
> this, it just came to me and seemed kinda cool and interesting.
> Looking forward to your responses.
> Jan P. Cack
>
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